Tighten the thermostat envelope

My boyfriend plus I purchased our home approximately ten years ago.

At the time, the people I was with and I knew the home was due for a new roof.

Since the people I was with and I managed to get insurance on the property, we didn’t get on that project. We had a lot of other home projects that took precedence. We wanted to install new windows, buy new appliances plus upgrade all of the lights in the house. We were hoping to upgrade the toilets in the bathroom, paint the walls plus add attic insulation. Eventually, we started finding stray shingles in the lawn after large storms. We needed to put down pails to catch leaks every time it rained. There was no choice but to invest into a new roof. The project was started in the middle of June, when the outside temperature was up in the high 80s. Because of the age of the roof plus all the layers, we needed to tear the complete thing off. That meant we could not run our air conditioning system. The home was so hot, plus there was a steady influx of bugs plus construction dirt. My whole family was hopeful for the roofers to finish. When I started up the air conditioning system, I was surprised how hastily it cooled down the house. The new roof has absolutely tightened up the thermal envelope plus improved the energy efficiency of the house. It has significantly lowered my utility costs all year round. The air conditioning system plus oil furnace don’t need to run as much or as long. I am hoping that reducing the workload of the heating plus cooling units will add up to greater reliability plus longevity.


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